With a ruined castle, cobbled streets and fine Georgian properties, charming Kirkoswald frequently wins best-kept village competitions.
1. Stables, an outdoor arena and 13 acres of land are the additional features of this family home in Great Salkeld.
Downstairs, a dining room with sandstone flooring and an open fire opens on to a sitting room with part-glazed oak doors that in turn open into the much larger lounge.
The dining kitchen has wall and base units, an electric cooker and space for a dishwasher. A shower room with toilet and washbasin are also downstairs.
Upstairs are the four bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and a separate bathroom.
Outside there is a woodland garden, four stables, a hay barn, workshop and garage, an outdoor arena and grazing land.
Wetheral House, Great Salkeld, is for sale at £525,000 from PFK Estate Agents.
2. A distinctive stone and slate Grade II-listed church is now a four-bedroom house – and one of the area’s most remarkable homes.
It is also a possible investment property, as it is currently let for holidays,
There is a study or bedroom downstairs as well as a shower room and toilet, cloakroom, sitting room and kitchen and utility room – formerly the vestry.
Two of the three tower bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there is also an observation tower, ideal for enjoying evening drinks and admiring the views. The property is set in spacious grounds with a garden with lawns, borders, shrubs and trees and parking space for several vehicles.
Old St John’s Church, Gamblesby, is for sale at £374,995 from PFK Estate Agents.
3. Midland House is a handsome, four-bedroom home which also comes with an additional, three-bedroom barn that could serve as a granny flat, a separate work space or a property to let.
The main house has a cloakroom with toilet and washbasin, a study, dining kitchen and utility area downstairs.
There is a split landing upstairs – with three bedrooms and bathroom on one level and two other bedrooms on the other.
The converted barn comprises kitchen and lounge downstairs and three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.
There is also a workshop adjoining the barn.
Midland House, Renwick, Penrith, is for sale at £400,000 from Cumbrian Properties.